Tag Archives: Heartbreak

Those Boots Were Made For Stalkin

  A friend came to see me in tears.  Seems the man she’s been dating who was so crazy about her, has cooled his heels, leaving her in utter bewilderment.  How could he like her so much, then suddenly pull … Continue reading

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Girl Gone

Forgive me for the title, but it’s hard being clever when your heart’s breaking. Carmela is gone. I went yesterday like every Wednesday and instead of her wiggling down the stairs to greet me, Erminia the maid came to say, … Continue reading

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Sorrow In The City

They’re giving away Carmela, and sadly, not to me. For those of you who don’t know, Carmela is a basset hound I’ve been walking and loving for well over a year.  To say she’s the light in my life is … Continue reading

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February 14, 1884

He didn’t quite understand what was happening. He was in Albany working when he received a telegram stating that his beloved wife of four years had delivered a healthy baby girl. They named her Alice Lee, same as her mother. … Continue reading

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Look, It’s Traveller (Lincoln review)

Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorite heroes in history. (he’s reading in this photograph) I’ve read so many books about him that it feels as though I knew him so when Daniel Day-Lewis first appears on screen in Lincoln, … Continue reading

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One Father’s Day

I don’t talk much about my father who died of psoriasis of the liver when I was 18. I want to say right out of the gate there was a lot more to him than his on and off drinking … Continue reading

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I’ve been wrestling over whether to write about Etan Patz for weeks now, ever since the  the police decided to dig up a basement after receiving yet another anonymous tip. For the one person who doesn’t know, Etan disappeared on … Continue reading

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Wonder What’s Ailing Me?

I’m in a strange mood. I get this way when we’re in between seasons. You know, when it’s not quite summer anymore and fall and winter are duking it out? And the rain certainly isn’t helping. I realize now I … Continue reading

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